The accessibility of the term “contempt” and the meaning of the unilateral lip curl

  title={The accessibility of the term “contempt” and the meaning of the unilateral lip curl},
  author={H. Wagner},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={689 - 710}
  • H. Wagner
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Cognition and Emotion
  • Four studies are reported investigating the conditions under which various proposed facial expressions of contempt are labelled “contempt”. Only under forced-choice conditions are any of these expressions labelled “contempt” above chance; free responses are at or below chance. Contrary to predictions from Rosenberg and Ekman's (1995) explanation of poor free-response performance, participants demonstrating the best understanding of “contempt”, and those primed by prior tasks to have the concept… CONTINUE READING
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